Amtrak - Xmas travel from NYC to DC with infant and luggage
December 2, 2013 12:40 PM Subscribe
Questions on Christmas Amtrak travel from NYC to D.C (how busy and what's the deal with luggage?) for a small family who has never traveled Amtrak before.
posted by inflatablekiwi to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are planning to travel NYC to DC one-way by train on either Christmas Eve (or even Christmas Day) with our 16 month old and probably 3 largish bags (a big rolling suitcase, car seat, child stroller bag).
1. Typically how busy is train travel at that time of the year on a scale from empty to insane?
2. Is there normally enough space in carriages for luggage without too much drama - or is taking one of the very early morning trains that offer checked baggage really worth it if traveling with a toddler?
3. Any other tips for making Amtrak travel with a toddler easier (like is going "business" or on the express worth the price increase / likely to make the trip a little easier?)